Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018
ELASTOMIX CO., LTD.


Vision/Mission

Materials Innovation

We create value through materials based on the mixing technology, to enrich society, people and the environment.

 

Business Description

Our head office is located in Yokkaichi, Mie, Japan and the company has over 50 years of history as a leading company in the rubber compounding business in Japan. Rubber compounds are mainly used as a raw material for the applications in the automotive, construction, home appliance, semi-conductor industries, amongst others.

Following the shift of automotive production from Japan to Asian countries in the 1990s, we have established 3 plants in China, 1 plant in Thailand and 1 plant in Indonesia. In addition to them, we have recently started a plant in Mexico to expand the business to the American market. What makes us a unique rubber compounding company is our investments in R&D. Thanks to it, we can provide our clients with a broad range of technically-tailor-made services satisfying their requirement.

 

Background

1964

August

Established Hokkaido Rubber Processing Co., Ltd. with a capital of 10 million yen.
Started operations in February 1965.

1966

March

Company name changed to Nichigo Rubber Processing Co., Ltd.
Head office relocated from Hokkaido to Tokyo
Completed Yokkaichi Plant in Yokkaichi, Mie

August

Capital increased to 50 million yen

October

Completed Tokyo Plant in Mitsukaido (currently Joso), Ibaraki.

1967

October

Completed a new plant in Yokkaichi

1968

July

Capital increased to 150 million yen.

1971

April

Completed Shiga Plant at Biwa-Cho, (currently Nagahama),Shiga

1987

September

Completed Technical Division building at Yokkaichi Plant.

1990

April

Capital increased to 300 million yen.

1992

April

Company name changed to Elastomix Co., Ltd.

1993

June

Capital increased to 400 million yen.

1994

April

Completed Okayama Plant at Ochiai-Cho, Okayama

1996

January

Capital increased to 415 million yen. 

July

Invested in Tianjin Kuo Cheng Rubber Industry Co., Ltd. of China

1997

February

Obtained ISO9002 certification

2000

March

Established Elastomix (Thailand) Co., Ltd. in Thailand

2001

March

Obtained ISO14001 certification

September

Invested in Fuzhou Kuo Tai Rubber Industry Co., Ltd. of China

2002

February

Obtained ISO9001 certification

August

Head Office relocated to Yokkaichi, Mie
Opened Tokyo Office at Chuo-Ku, Tokyo.

December

Started production of CMP (Chemical Mechanical Planarization) pads.

2004

October

Increased share in Fuzhou Kuo Tai Rubber Industry Co.,Ltd.of China.

2005

January

Opened Kyushu Liaison Office in Tosu, Saga

March

Established Elastomix (Foshan) Co., Ltd. in Guangzhou Province, China

2006

April

Commencement of Elastomix (Foshan) Co., Ltd. Commercial Operation

2007

December

Increased share in Tianjin Kuo Chebg Rubber Industry Co.,Ltd.of China.

2009

January

Tokyo Sales Office relocated to Minato-Ku, Tokyo.

2011

July

Increased share in Elastomix (Thailand) Co.,Ltd..

   

2013

June

Established PT. Elastomix(Indonesia) in Indonesia

2017

February

Established Elastomix Mexico, S.A. de C.V. in Mexico

 

Products/Services

1. Products

Standard Masterbatch (based on NBR, EPT and CR)

High-value added carbon Masterbatch “Emxeed®” (based on NBR, NBR composite material and IIR)

Customized Masterbatch (based on clients’ requirements)

2. Services

Technical Services including formulation and/or modification of compounds recipe, proposal of composites replacement and etc.

 

Markets

Mainly automotive parts

It is quite difficult to process fresh rubbers (such as natural rubber and synthetic rubbers) in forming, injection or extrusion. So, the compounding process is indispensable to make rubbers easy to use. Therefore, our products are used in any industry where rubber is needed.

 

Industry

Elastomix is a leading company in the rubber compounding business.

The rubber compounding industry consists of 2 types of businesses. One is in-house compounding in case that the parts manufacturers have facilities of rubber compounding for their captive use. Another is outsourcing compounding in case that the parts manufacturers don’t have any facilities of rubber compounding. We are in the latter business and the leading company in Japan.

 

Location

Locations in Japan

Head Office (including R&D): Yokkaichi, Mie

Tokyo Office: Shinbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Tokyo Sales Office: Shinbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Nagoya Sales Office: Nakamura-ku, Nagoya, Aichi

Osaka Sales Office: Chuo-ku, Osaka

Tokyo Plant: Joso, Ibaraki

Yokkaichi Plant: Yokkaichi, Mie

Shiga Plant: Nagahama, Shiga

 

Locations in overseas

Thailand, Indonesia, China (Foshan, Tianjin and Fuzhou) and Mexico

 

Competitive Advantages

We have 3 sales offices and 3 plants in Japan and therefore, we can supply our products from the nearest plant to our client’s location.

Furthermore, we have over 50 years history of rubber compounds production, which have brought us sophisticated and quality-oriented technologies, a wide range of knowledge in raw materials and a compound formulation and reliability from our clients.

Since such technologies and knowledge have been transferred to our overseas subsidiaries, they can provide clients with the equivalent products in quality to the ones made in Japan.

 

Financial Projection

Sales turnover (only Japan): 15 billion Japanese Yen (as of end of March, 2017)

 

Company Goals & Objectives

In the short term, we are going to keep our operation in Mexico on truck as early as possible.

Towards 2020, we are aiming to achieve a 20% increase of consolidated profit compared to 2016. The geographical shift of automotive production is still ongoing and the production in the emerging countries like China and India will keep increasing. Under such forecast, our Japanese clients may spread their businesses into the countries with the establishment of new production sites. Following our clients’ strategies, we want to support their businesses for success. We believe that such support would also lead our growth.

 

Management

President and director: Mr. Kazushi Abe

Auditor: Mr. Tomoaki Iwabuchi

Officer: Mr. Koichi Hashimoto (in charge of Sales)

Officer: Mr. Tomohiro Fujiya (in charge of Planning and Management)

 

Employees

Approximately 280 in Japan

 


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